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For those with autism: Making Indy a safer and more welcoming place

New project has many goals
Posted at 10:41 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 22:49:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A new project will work to make Indianapolis a safer and more welcoming place for autistic visitors and residents.

The goal is to make Indianapolis the second autism-certified city in the world.

"i look at this project as a way to lead with kindness, and that's who our city is," said City-County-Council member Ali Brown. "We're a kind city who gives grace, and that's what this does. We look at people and celebrate the differences."

Brown announced the project Monday. She has a son who is autistic.

It will work to provide training and tool for law enforcement, parks and recreation staff, IndyGo and the city's travel and tourism industries.

The Indy Autism Project is funded by donations, including a large contribution from the Augism Society of Indiana.

The money will be distribued through Easter Seals.